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Ashram on Park:
Evidence-Based Workplace Wellness
Ashram On Park believes that every workplace can be optimized by combining research evidence and heart.
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Our goal at Ashram On Park consulting services is integrating harmony and wellness to enhance the bottom line. Our services target both individuals and groups working to promote individual wellness and group efficiency and productivity.
Ashram on Park clients can expect to make their business more successful through dynamic assessment processes that help identify opportunities and challenges. We pave a path to optimal efficiency and productivity for business success by harmonizing employer goals with employee satisfaction.
Help create workplace harmony to optimize productivity and efficiency. Help you and your employees exceed goals.
Work with your organization to support leadership and identify and train potential leaders.
The Ashram on Park Team
Where the Passion Begins
Sonia Suchday, Ph.D.
Position/Role: Founding Director
Dr. Sonia Suchday is a Clinical Health Psychologist with over 25 years of experience. A first-generation immigrant from Mumbai, India she is a dedicated leader, educator, program builder, and researcher. She has embraced diversity in every aspect of her life, research, education, and leadership. She is currently Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department at Pace University. Dr. Suchday is the former chair of the US National Committee on Psychological Sciences at the National Academy of Sciences and is a representative of the International Union of Psychological Sciences to the United Nations. As the former founding Co-Director of the Institute of Public Health Sciences at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Suchday has extensive experience in building international educational and research programs and international partnerships. She has organized prestigious conferences including one on diversity and disparity. Dr. Suchday’s research spans diverse, interdisciplinary topics such as the effects of anger and hostility on health, acculturation among Chinese immigrants, and the effects of globalization in emergent markets such as India. Her recent work includes the effects of spirituality on health and wellbeing.
William (Bill) Salton, Ph.D.
Position/Role: Clinical Director
Dr. William Salton received his Ph. D. in Clinical Psychology from New York University in 1993. He has also received post-graduate certifications in child and adolescent psychotherapy from the New York University Medical Center Psychoanalytic Institute and in family forensics from the Washington Square Institute. Currently, he is a Clinical Professor and the Training Clinic Director at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University. This has grown to be one of the four largest graduate psychology training clinics in the United States. In addition, he has created and directs Ferkauf’s Marriage and Family Therapy master’s degree program, the Political Asylum Seekers Project and the Diversity Speaker’s Series. He is also the faculty advisor for YU’s chapter of Psychologists for Social Responsibility (Psy R.). Dr. Salton has spent the last 15 years teaching and supervising people in their 20’s and 30’s and he has helped over 1500 graduate students enter the working world. He has a private practice on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
Jason Young, Ph.D.
Position/Role: Research & Assessment Director
Dr. Jason Young received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Minnesota and has more than 30 years of experience. He is a professor of psychology at Hunter College in New York City, where he conducts psychological research on social influence and problem solving, workplace stress, and improving interpersonal relationships. Dr. Young has presented internationally on the social and psychological influences on fear of crime. He has consulted and made presentations with such organizations as the Educational Testing Service, the College Board, the Psi Chi Leadership Conference, the National Institutes of Mental Health, the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service Trauma Workshop, Intergroup Brands Advertising Network, the American Psychological Association, and the APA workgroup on aligning employer skillsets with student education. He is an officer of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, past president of the International Psi Chi Honor Society in Psychology, and a fellow of Division 1 of APA. He recently co-authored the book, “Resistance to Belief Change,” which examines how people’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors often impede their willingness and ability to adapt to change.
Sushma Sharma, LLM
CEO & Chief Strategist, Core Clarity Consulting
Combining 20+ years of experience working with some of the most notable law firms and educational programs both domestically and in the international theater with multiple degrees and honors from some of the world’s most prestigious educational institutions, Sushma Sharma is positioned to help people and companies navigate where they want to go.
As CEO & Chief Strategist of Core Clarity Consulting, Sharma utilizes the unique experience she has gained as an attorney, head of professional legal education programs, entrepreneur, and board advisor, to bring structure during chaos to clients of Core Clarity Consulting.
Sharma earned a Masters of Laws (L.L.M.) from Columbia Law School where she was Human Rights Scholar; Master of Laws (B.C.L.) from Oxford University where she was Radhakrishnan British Chevening Scholar; and, Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B.) from University of Delhi – Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law. In April 2023 Sushma earned a Corporate Governance: Maximize Your Effectiveness in the Boardroom Certificate from University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Aresty Institute of Executive Education.
Ashram On Park
Ashram On Park, which symbolizes centering in the face of challenge, is a story about 4 friends who partnered in the shadow of COVID and Conflict. We realized that the workplace was changing and, to keep pace our approach needed to change too. Our vision took the form of Ashram On Park. Because we consult on corporate wellness, Park represents Park Avenue in New York, a symbol of aspirational desires and material success. Ashram represents that core of stillness, an inner sanctum. A symbol showing that even, in the midst of the heady rush toward aspirational success, a still, centered core remains a possibility. Ashram represents the eye of the storm, where anything is possible. In the chaos all around, the ability to be internally still, silent, centered, and yet active,enables creation. In Ashram On Park we have over 120 years of combined experience in behavioral science enabling us to guide corporations and individuals in pursuit of internal growth and external harmony on the pathway to organizational and personal success. Ashram On Park presents a vision of a world where spiritual and material harmony interact and are synergistic. It represents the idea that success at work follows from a balance of internal and social wellness. Workplace success is predicated on achieving optimal health among employees and employer systems. Ashram On Park is dedicated to business practices that benefit individuals, corporations and society. We achieve this sustainable goal by fostering internal growth and transformational partnerships.
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Antibias & Resilience
Refers to training in helping understand the historical persecution of people and nations and its manifestation in everyday life today.The evidence from biopsychosocial approaches to health has shown that there is intergenerational transmission of trauma up to and beyond 2 generations following exposure to the trauma.This trauma is awakened when there is outbreak of conflict and frequently shows up in everyday life in the form of anger, hurt, pain, and lashing out.The ARTS training proposes to help increase individuals' awareness of their own behavior and biases even as they counteract biases in the world around them.In addition to helping increase awareness of our own hurts and ongoing pain in the face of unjust treatment, ARTS training also helps develop skills to counteract external experiences of being transgressed against; and fight against internal pain. Resilience is about creatinga skill set to maintain internal peace and equilibrium in the face of challenge. A deep sense of awareness of our own biases, our response to bias, and finally the development of a skill set to manage our external responses and internal angst can create a resilient and whole response to the world, for individuals and groups.
Ashram On Park
Dr. Sonia Suchday
Dr. William Salton
Dr. Jason Young